This work will never stop!!!!! So don’t stop the party!!
There is a Phil Collins song that says, ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY FOR YOU, YOU AND ME IN PARADISE. And well its true! Here is paradise!!! I love San Cristobal and like I told you the miracles came this week as the week went from working all right to, holy cow can I work any harder? To wow I hardly wasted any energy I’m tired but we had an awesome day!!! So I know that god loves his missionaries and what a blessing it is to be in GOD’S ARMY!! (So ya sorry if the letters ARE GETTING BIGGER ITS A PROBLEM with a computer that the keyboard doesn't quite want to work so oh well just believe that I tried haha.) But the miracles came AND WELL WE WORKED HARD AND YESTERDAY WE HAD 7 INVESTIGATORS IN SACRAMENT Meeting! It was awesome! We really saw the Lords hand in the work and I am so glad that we can see lots of amazing things. Another thing was we had 2 baptisms Saturday and here in this area we haven't baptized SINCE February so we found that these two kids where waiting for us!! Wilber and Marlene were baptized Saturday and well they are the smiliest kids I know!! just two sunbeams in the lives of everyone. so ya
Well I was reading this week in the book of ALMA and I’m on track to finish the Book of Mormon the Sunday before I go home, it will be good I am going to do it. But this week I was reading a lot about my hero! I talked about him a couple weeks ago, he is an amazing man! Moroni is his name. I was reading about his example of preparation, he was a good scout, always was prepared. First thing he did to prepare for the battle was he was in a tough spot as a man wanted to be king so Moroni rent his coat and he wrote upon it as a reminder of what they were fighting for. “And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.” (alma 46:12)
OK I TALKED ABOUT THAT a couple weeks ago but there is more to the story and to the preparation then just putting your coat ON A pole. This then happened
“Now it came to pass that while Amalickiah had thus been obtaining power by fraud and deceit, Moroni, on the other hand, had been preparing the minds of the people to be faithful unto the Lord their God.
Yea, he had been strengthening the armies of the Nephites, and erecting small forts, or places of resort; throwing up banks of earth round about to enclose his armies, and also building walls of stone to encircle them about, round about their cities and the borders of their lands; yea, all round about the land.
And in their weakest fortifications he did place the greater number of men; and thus he did fortify and strengthen the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
And thus he was preparing to support their liberty, their lands, their wives, and their children, and their peace, and that they might live unto the Lord their God, and that they might maintain that which was called by their enemies the cause of Christians.”(Alma 48:7-10)
Ok so he put up some forts and "prepared for them, in a manner which never had been known among the children of Lehi. Now they were prepared for the Laminates, to battle after the manner of the instructions of Moroni." (alma 49:8) well thatS a quite interesting thing he prepared for the counter attack and he prepared in a form nobody Had EVER seen. " Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men." (alma 48:17) and if we would be just like Moroni the jaws of hell would definitely be shaken forever. Its interesting to think that Moroni knew what it was doing. Because the cities where made STRONG AND he made the weak things become strong AND WHEN THE Laminates saw and came to attack what happened? "And it came to pass that the captains of the Lamanites brought up their armies before the place of entrance, and began to contend with the Nephites, to get into their place of security; but behold, they were driven back from time to time, insomuch that they were slain with an immense slaughter." (alma 49:21)
Can we apply what Moroni did in our lives? We sure can we need to just build ourselves spiritually and follow gods chosen Captain, the prophet, so that we can be lead and guided in these latter days. The truth is we can always be protected before anything happens we are notified and we are blessed. We have daily moments to follow and prepare with our armor set and ready to go every moment in the work!! Our Doctor told Elder Leon that we are the Pawns and we as missionaries are on the front lines defending truth and right. What a blessing it is to be a missionary!!! I love this work!!!
Love you all lots now let us follow Moroni and be prepared in any moment to fight against the devil we will win I know it!!!
Elder Jaymes Monson